No formal request to keep dogs on leads in King’s Lynn park

Jean Tuck of King's Lynn loses both her dogs after savage attack in King's Lynn walks. ANL-150212-200143009
Jean Tuck of King's Lynn loses both her dogs after savage attack in King's Lynn walks. ANL-150212-200143009

West Norfolk Council has not received any formal requests for dogs to be kept on leads in a Lynn park following last week’s devastating attack.

Grandmother Jean Tuck, 83, was bitten as she tried to save her beloved Chihuahuas Phoebe and Podge after they were savaged by four loose Staffordshire Bull Terriers in The Walks on Tuesday last week.

Sadly both Phoebe and Podge have died as a result of the attack and have been buried at Mrs Tuck’s Lynn home.

Calls have been made by Mrs Tuck’s daughter Lynda Saint for restrictions to be imposed on The Walks.

The council has said it would consider at introducing a requirement to keep dogs on leads this if there was enough support.

Brian Long, cabinet member for environment, said “We haven’t received any formal requests for restrictions in or around The Walks at this point in time.

“We are aware that the idea is being discussed, and it is an option that is always open to us.

“Introducing such restrictions would, necessarily, involve consulting with other agencies and users of The Walks to ensure that any controls we put in place were measured and appropriate.”

A man and a woman, both in their 40s, have been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed until January 15.

The dogs are being cared for in boarding kennels.

n See page 27 for readers letters on the attack.